Bird Sightings 2018

16 to 22 September 2018

16 to 22 September 2018

The regular adult Cattle Egrets at Burgh Castle and Carlton Marshes were present throughout the week, while two Little Egrets were noted at Carlton Marshes, 22 September.

A late Whinchat was seen at Carlton Marshes, 16 September. Two Nuthatches were recorded at Ditchingham, 17 September and Grey Wagtails at Worlingham (two) and Beccles and a Kingfisher at Carlton Marshes, 22 September.

Two Short-eared Owls were hunting at Carlton Marshes, 22 September, while Barn Owls were reported from Carlton Marshes, 18 September and Mendham, 21 September. Hobbies were noted at Lopham Fen and Worlingham Marshes, 16 September and Marsh Harriers at Burgh Castle (two) and Carlton Marshes (two), 22 September.

Waders at Carlton Marshes included two Green Sandpipers and 20 Snipe, 18 September, three Ruff, 19 September and two Black-tailed Godwits and a Green Sandpiper, 22 September.

Finally, a juvenile Mediterranean Gull was seen at Burgh Castle Flats, 22 September.

 

9 to 15 September 2018

9 to 15 September 2018

The adult Cattle Egret was back at Burgh Castle on 14 and 15 September and the regular adult Cattle Egret at Carlton Marshes was also back on 14 and 15 September. Little Egrets were recorded at Redgrave Fen (two) and Carlton Marshes, 9 September and Lopham Fen, 14 September.

A Short-eared Owl was hunting at Carlton Marshes, 15 September. A Marsh Harrier was noted at Redgrave Fen, 10 September, a Red Kite at North Cove, 11 September and Hobbies at Lopham Fen (three), Castle Marsh at North Cove and Worlingham, 9 September

Migrant passerines included a count of 200 Meadow Pipits that flew over Carlton Marshes, 12 September and 11 Whinchats at the same site on 15 September. Late summer visitors included a Sand Martin and a Willow Warbler at Redgrave Fen, 10 September and a Whitethroat at Beccles Common, 14 September.

Waders at Carlton Marshes included two Spotted Redshanks, 9 September, a Ruff, a Black-tailed Godwit and two Green Sandpipers, 12 September.

Finally, four Pintails were present at Redgrave Fen, 10 September.

 

2 to 8 September 2018

2 to 8 September 2018

The long-staying adult Cattle Egret at Burgh Castle was present to 4 September and the regular adult Cattle Egret at Carlton Marshes was present from 2 to 4 September and again on 7 September. A Little Egret was noted at Carlton Marshes, 2 September.

A Pied Flycatcher was seen at Carlton Colville, 6 September, while at Carlton Marshes six Whinchats were recorded on 2 September and four late Swifts on 5 September. A Kingfisher was reported from Worlingham Marshes, 3 September.

Notable waders included a Black-tailed Godwit and two Common Sandpipers at Carlton Marshes, 3 September and a Whimbrel, two Common Sandpipers and 165 Curlews at Burgh Castle, 5 September.

Single Hobbies were seen at Carlton Marshes and Worlingham, 2 September and Fritton Lake, 4 September and a Marsh Harrier at Carlton Marshes, 3 September.

Finally, a Pintail and 110 Teal were noted at Carlton Marshes, 5 September.

 

26 August to 1 September 2018

26 August to 1 September 2018

The adult Cattle Egret at Burgh Castle was present all week and another adult Cattle Egret was present at Carlton Marshes, 31 August and 1 September. Little Egrets were recorded at Carlton Marshes (two), 27 August, Herringfleet Marshes, 29 August, Redgrave Fen, 30 August and Burgh Castle (five), 1 September.

Passerines at Burgh Castle included 60 Yellow Wagtails and 37 Pied Wagtails going to roost and a Bearded Tit, 27 August. Spotted Flycatchers were seen at Beccles Common and Weybread GP, 28 August and three Whinchats and a Grey Wagtail at Carlton Marshes, 31 August. A Kingfisher was reported from Weybread GP, 28 August.

Waders at Burgh Castle included 40 Avocets, a Common Sandpiper and 70 Curlews, 27 August and seven Black-tailed Godwits and three Redshanks, 1 September. Two Green Sandpipers were present at Redgrave Fen, 30 August and a Common Sandpiper and three Greenshanks at Carlton Marshes the following day.

A Hobby was seen at Herringfleet, 29 August, while Barn Owls were noted at Carlton Marshes, 26 August, Burgh Castle (three), 27 August and Withersdale Street, 28 August.

 

19 to 25 August 2018

19 to 25 August 2018

An adult Cattle Egret was present at Burgh Castle Marshes from 20 August through to the end of the week and another adult Cattle Egret was seen at Carlton Marshes, 23 August. A Little Egret was recorded at Oulton Marshes, 19 August.

A Whinchat was seen at Carlton Marshes and two Spotted Flycatchers at Beccles, 25 August, while a Nuthatch was noted at Lopham Fen, 21 August.

A Ringed Plover was present at Earsham GP, 19 August, two Black-tailed Godwits at Carlton Marshes, 23 August and a Greenshank at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 25 August, while Green Sandpipers were reported from Carlton Marshes (two) and Earsham GP, 19 August and Lopham Fen, 20 August.

Finally, a Barn Owl was noted at Carlton Marshes, 19 August.

 

12 to 18 August

12 to 18 August

An adult Cattle Egret was present at Castle Marsh, North Cove, 15 August, later flying east over Carlton Marshes during the evening. A Great White Egret briefly landed on Carlton Marshes, 18 August, before flying off west, while Little Egrets were recorded at Redgrave Fen (two) and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 12 August and Carlton Marshes, 15 August. A Crane flew over Lopham Fen during the evening of 12 August.

A Spotted Flycatcher was noted at Beccles Common, 14 August and a Wheatear was present at Carlton Marshes the following day.

Green Sandpipers were recorded at Flixton near Bungay (10) and Redgrave Fen, 12 August and Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe (four) and Carlton Marshes, 16 August, while five Black-tailed Godwits were present at Carlton Marshes, 15 August.

Hobbies were seen at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 12 August, Herringfleet (two), 15 August and Blundeston, 18 August and a Barn Owl was noted at Carlton Marshes, 13 August.

 

5 to 11 August 2018

5 to 11 August 2018

Three Wheatears were present at Carlton Marshes, 10 August.

Two Wood Sandpipers and six Green Sandpipers were recorded on marshes at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 11 August, with three Green Sandpipers also noted at Carlton Marshes, 8 August.

 A Hobby was noted at Beccles, 11 August and a Barn Owl at Carlton Marshes, 5 August.

 

29 July to 4 August 2018

29 July to 4 August 2018

Waders at Carlton Marshes included two Black-tailed Godwits, five Ruff, a Little Ringed Plover and two Dunlins, 29 July and a Green Sandpiper, 4 August, with six Green Sandpipers also present at Redgrave Fen, 2 August.

Single Hobbies were noted at Beccles and Lopham Fen, 1 August and Barn Owls at Carlton Marshes, 30 July and Lopham Fen, 3 August.

A Siskin flew south at Carlton Marshes, 1 August. A Spotted Flycatcher was noted at St James South Elmham, 3 August, a Bearded Tit at Lopham Fen, 1 August and a Kingfisher at Lopham Fen, 2 August.

Little Egrets were recorded at Weybread, 31 July and Redgrave Fen, 2 August. Finally, ten Mediterranean Gulls were feeding on insects over Oulton, 2 August.

 

22 to 28 July 2018

22 to 28 July 2018

Waders at Carlton Marshes included an adult Curlew Sandpiper, a Golden Plover, a Dunlin and a (Common) Redshank, 22 July, five Ruff and a Green Sandpiper, 23 July, 14 Snipe, 25 July and a Spotted Redshank, a Greenshank, a Little Ringed Plover and ten Black-tailed Godwits, 28 July. Four Green Sandpipers were present at Redgrave Fen, 27 July.

Grasshopper Warblers were recorded at Carlton Marshes and Lopham Fen, 22 July. A Spotted Flycatcher was seen at Mendham, 22 July, a Kingfisher at Lopham Fen, 26 July and a Grey Wagtail at Ditchingham Hall, 26 July.

Single Red Kites were noted at Beccles and Haddiscoe, 24 July.

Four Mediterranean Gulls were recorded at Burgh Castle, 25 July. Finally, Little Egrets were reported from Lopham Fen (two) and Carlton Marshes, 22 July and Redgrave Fen (ten), 27 July.

15 to 21 July 2018

15 to 21 July 2018

A Cattle Egret was present at Outney Common, Bungay, 17 July and a Spoonbill flew north over Carlton Marshes on 15 July. Little Egrets were recorded at Carlton Marshes (three), 15 July, Redgrave Fen (two), 18 July and Worlingham Marshes, 19 July and Mediterranean Gulls at Carlton Marshes (16), 15 July and Beccles (four), 16 July.

Waders at Carlton Marshes included a Greenshank, 15 July, four Ruff, 17 Black-tailed Godwits and eight Snipe, 19 July, a Little Ringed Plover and four Green Sandpipers, 20 July and a Whimbrel and a Common Sandpiper, 21 July. Elsewhere, four Common Sandpipers were noted at Worlingham Marshes, 19 July and three Green Sandpipers at Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe, 20 July.

Two pairs of Spotted Flycatchers both with young were seen at St James South Elmham during the week and a further Spotted Flycatcher was recorded at Flixton (near Bungay), 21 July. A Grasshopper Warbler, two Yellow Wagtails and two Stonechats were noted at Carlton Marshes, 15 July and Kingfishers were reported from Redgrave Fen, 18 July and Worlingham Marshes, 19 July.

A Peregrine was seen at Carlton Marshes, 15 July. Hobbies were recorded at Carlton Marshes (two), 15 July and North Cove and Somerleyton, 21 July and Barn Owls at Carlton Marshes, 15 July, Worlingham Marshes, 18 July and Flixton (near Bungay) and North Cove, 21 July.